Posted: Sep 05, 2018 2:34 pm
by GrahamH
jamest wrote:
Looks like some cunt like Darwin got it wrong, since as far as I can tell the survival of the fittest doesn't apply here, just the survival of the most popular/powerful idea/practise. Which, ironcally, over time, will be detrimental to the 'best physical model'.

Try thinking itn terms of survival of the best fit rather than the strongest. In a social species individuals might not need physical strength to do well if they can influence others in their favour.